Félicien Vallet is AI lead at the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the French data protection authority.  His role is to coordinate the actions related to Artificial Intelligence within the institution. Félicien Vallet is also a regular contributor to the LINC, CNIL’s Digital Innovation Laboratory. He frequently interacts with the academic research community and its institutions in France and in Europe. Before joining the CNIL, he was a researcher at the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) and was particularly interested in issues relating to automatic information extraction, multimedia content analysis and speech signal processing. He holds engineering and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from Télécom Paris (obtained in 2007 and 2011 respectively).